The Fayetteville Police Department is excited to announce that we are currently planning for the 2015 Police Explorers Academy that will take place between July 20th- 24th, 2015. Interested applicants must have completed the 8th grade and/or be between the ages of 14 –17, but can be accepted into the program up until the day prior to your 18th birthday. They may remain in the program until their 21st birthday.
The Police Explorer Program is a nationwide program sponsored by Learning for Life (a division of Boy Scouts of America). The program will give Explorers hands on training in the field of Law Enforcement and will build teamwork, leadership skills, and discipline. More information on Learning for Life can be found here
In addition to core academy activities, the Police Explorers participate in other exciting events such as, festivals, concerts, and have been rock climbing. Our current training plans include: K-9, Emergency Response Team, Search and Rescue, and rappelling. So, we have many exciting things to come. If you have children who are interested, or friends who have kids who meet the criteria please let us know. If they cannot make this academy, we have others in the future or they can come to our meetings to see if this would be something they are interested in.
Interested applicants may pick up a copy of the application at the Fayetteville Police Department located at 467 Hay Street during normal business hours or on our Department’s website, www.bethebadge.com and download a copy of the application. When you visit the website, look on the homepage for the listing of “NEW – 2015 Police Explorers Program Application.
Completed packets should be turned in to:
Fayetteville Police Department Training Center
671 N. Eastern Blvd
Fayetteville, NC 28301
What is Law Enforcement Exploring? Exploring is a program created by Learning for Life (a division of Boy Scouts of America) designed to provide career Education in the field of Law Enforcement. The program is locally sponsored by the Fayetteville Police Department. All together, over 33,000 Explorers and 8,425 adult volunteers participate in Law Enforcement Exploring nationwide, including sponsors from the ATF, DEA, FBI, and thousands of State and local police departments and Sheriff’s departments. More information on Learning for Life can be found here.
Who can join? Young men and women ages 14 (and completed the 8th grade) and not yet 18 years old with an interest in learning more about careers in the field of Law Enforcement. Once in the program, you may stay an active member until your 21st birthday. You don’t have to «know» you want to be a police officer to join!
What do we do? Explorers learn all about the function of Law Enforcement through hands on training with real Police Officers. Explorers will learn through scenario based training, classroom education, and Ride-Alongs (For Explorers 18 and over). Explorers will learn leadership skills, discipline, courage, teamwork, and integrity required in the Law Enforcement Field.
Do Explorers get paid? The Law Enforcement Exploring program is free of cost at this time. Special activities, events, leadership academies and conferences may cost more and will be determined on a case by case basis
How much does it cost? The Law Enforcement Exploring program is free of cost at this time. Special activities, events, leadership academies and conferences may cost more and will be determined on a case by case basis
What about Uniforms? Explorer Uniforms will be provided by FPD and will consist of a baby blue uniform shirt, dark blue pants and necktie, belt, and Explorer patches designed by the Explorers themselves. Black footwear conducive to Police work will be provided by the Explorer.
As a necessary condition of consideration for membership with the Fayetteville Police Department Explorers, specific information and documents are required. Failure to provide this information will result in the removal of your application for consideration. Complete the application in black ink and return it to the Fayetteville Police Department Training Center with the following:
Please, download Explorer Application Form here